distance education

(redirected from Distance-learning)

dis·tance ed·u·ca·tion

(dis'tăns ej'yū-kā'shŭn)
Planned learning pursued in a place other than where the instruction is offered, using the Internet.

distance education

A formalized teaching system to disseminate knowledge between teachers and students who are separated in space (location), time, or both.
Synonym: distance learning
See also: education
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However, he cautions, on the one hand, that many students who have become accustomed to the instructor-centered learning experience of the classroom might have difficulty transitioning to the freedom of the distance-learning format; these students will not respond positively if thrown into the distance learning deep waters without careful attention to learning styles that encourage and promote self-direction.
In fact, as this story goes to press, the 12 leading distance-learning companies--including Career Education Corp.
There are also many distance-learning programs that offer a degree with a very similar title: Doctor of Naturopathy.
This year roughly 84% of four-year colleges offer distance-learning programs up from 62% in 1998.
Senate has passed legislation that would improve the operation of community college distance-learning programs.
Communication is extremely important in any classroom environment, but is especially critical in a distance-learning situation.